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Nov 11, 2019

The U14,15,and 16 boys were due to lock horns with Repton School in the annual triple header but the weather has intervened in the fixture for the first time. The pitches are already waterlogged and with the forecast for showers for the week with an amber warning issued for heavy rain on Thursday it was an easy decision to call off the games.

Nov 10, 2019

The Under 14 Boys game against Leicestershire tomorrow evening is postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Potential dates for the re-arranged game are the 2nd or 9th of December.

The next fixture is on Saturday at Repton School where the U14, 15 and 16 Boys are playing in the annual fixture against Repton School. Players and parents might spot an Olympic Champion at the game as Adam Peaty will be opening the new sports facilities at the school. Details of this fixture will be posted later.

Nov 9, 2019

The Under 14 Girls hosted Bedfordshire girls in the first round of the National Cup Competition at Stafford Town on Saturday. In miserable conditions with a biting wind and persitant rain with the temperature just above freezing the girls from both sides served up an entertaining game for the spectators. Staffordshire dominated the first half and led through a Lottie MacMurray strike but despite plenty of possession were pegged back by Bedfordshire. Skipper Ruby Evans put Staffordshire in front with an excellent strike, a lead that they never relinquished. Both teams squandered chances but Staffordshire just about deserved their win against a resolute Bedfordshire side.

Both teams should be commended for the high standard of football in dire conditions.. Staffordshire now go forward to meet Cheshire in the second round and again this will be a home tie.

Nov 4, 2019

The Under 14 Boys squad for their game against Leicestershire on the 11th of November at Ellistown FC is;

Travis Ziglam Moorside

Archie Sage OHSSMA

Thomas Taylor Chase Terrace

Jacob Danen Chase Terrace

Joe Davies Trentham Academy

Ronny Wakelin EDA

Finn Murray Wolgarston

Charlie King Blessed William Howard

Dan Hughes Wolgarston

Doug Hughes Wolgarston

Lucas Sant Clayton Hall Academy

Dillon Scott Alleynes Academy

Owen Cantrill Chase terrace

Ethan Bracher Rawlett

Hayden Cordall Trentham Academy

Jharrel Williams Alleynes Academy

 

Stand by

Woody Ford Landau Forte Amington

Jacob Turner Trentham Academy

Braden Webb Wolgarston

Archie Carr Cheadle HS

Meet at Ellistown for 6-15/6-30. Usual dress code applies.

 

Under 18 Squad

George Hill Sir Graham Balfour

Anthony Sheldon Newcastle College

Carter Lycett Hednesford

Josh Lewis Codsall

Owen Turner Hednesford

Oliver Puttnam Newcastle College

Oliver Watchorn Rice Newcastle College

Oliver Waddison Codsall

Christian Blanchette Codsall

Lewis Salmon Newcastle College

Max Dixon Friary

Kyle Ashman King Edward VI Stafford

Matt Bull Newcastle College

Jack Bowman Codsall

Alex Smith Alleynes Academy

David Perreira Newcastle College

Standby

Sam Bowman Codsall

Charlie Drain Hednesford

Lewis Wilkinson Newcastle College

Callum Griffiths Newcastle College

Jay Wilkinson Newcastle College

meet at Stafford Town Fc for 6-00pm. Usual dress code applies.

 

 

Nov 3, 2019

On Saturday 4th of November Staffordshire U14 Girls take on Bedfordshire in the first round of the ESFA Inter County Trophy at Stafford Town FC with a 2-00pm KO. Admission to the game will be £3 adults and £2 concessions. Manager Dan Hallam has named the squad below for the game.

Ella Beckett - EDA

Ruby Evans (captain) - EDA
Shayla Gisbourne - Cardinal Griffin
Phoebe Chadwick - Blythe Bridge
Kiera Hardman - De Ferrers Academy
Steph Bowler - De Ferrers Academy
Evie Galloway - De Ferrers Academy
Georgia Marrison - De Ferrers Academy

Hollie Bailey - The Kings Kidsgrove
Freya Green - Great Wyrley Academy
Erin Moreton-Powell - Excel Academy
Rayah Harman - St Thomas More
Clara Norcross - De Ferrets Academy

Louise Coates - Haywood Academy
Lottie MacMurray - EDA
Kady Leigh - St Peters

Players should report for 1-00pm and usual dress code of school uniform applies.County ties will be available for purchase.

The winners of the tie will face Cheshire or South Yorkshire at home.

On the 11th of November the U14 Boys travel to meet Leicestershire at Ellistown FC for their second MCF fixture. KO is 7-30 and manager Dan Dawson will announce the squad in the next day or so. Usual dress code applies.

For Satnav  purposes;

Ellistown FC
Terrace Rd
Ellistown
Coalville
LE67 1GD

On the same night the Under 18 Boys play their first MCF tie against West Midlands at Stafford Town FC 7-00pm KO. Manager Mark Culverhouse will annonce the squad in the next 24 hours.

Oct 31, 2019

Staffordshire U16 Boys travelled to Humberside with a severely depleted squad for a variety of reasons. Seven players were missing from a squad of twenty but the thirteen who were available turned in an outstanding performance. Cleethorpes on a Wednesday night would not be most folks idea of a venue for entertainment but those present at the game witnessed a performance full of class courage and outstanding effort from the Staffordshire boys.

Right from the get go Staffordahire dominated possession and caused the Humberside defence major problems with their direct pacey running as they stretched their opponents defence time and again but despite creating chances they were unable to find a finishing touch. As ever in these situations failure to take advantage of a good period of pressure came back to haunt them and in a breakaway Humberside crafted a neat finish to take the lead. Staffordshire responded with a fierce period of dominance and when the ball fell to Callum Niven he rifled in an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net.

1-1 at half time.

At the start of the second half Humberside had their best spell of the game but despite pumping ball after ball into the Staffordshire box from all angles and distances Staffordshire were resolute in defence and seldom looked like conceding. As the game progressed Staffordshire once again gained control and took the lead after a brilliant left wing move and Joe Morley slotted home at the back post. Staffordshire continued to search for a third goal and had two stonewall penaltys turned down and a Jack Thomas goal chalked off for offside. The referee somehow found six minutes of extra time but the Staffordshire boys held firm to progress to a second round home tie against either Oxfordshire or West Midlands.

The County Association are extremely grateful for the support of parents for transporting the boys to Cleethorpes and hope they enjoyed their day at the seaside.

Oct 29, 2019
The Under 16 Girls crashed out of the Inter County Trophy in disappointing fashion last night. They started like a whirlwind and were two goals to the good after ten minutes and also struck the bar. That was as good as it got and a lacklustre performance followed which allowed Nottinghamshire back into the game with two goals before half time and they added two goals in the second half to book their place in the next round.Staffordshire had two late chances to save the game and take it into extra time but a combination of poor finishing and good defending kept Nottinghamshire in front.
Oct 25, 2019

On Wednesday the 30th of October the Under 16 Boys make the long journey to Cleethorpes Town FC to take on Humberside in the first round of the Inter County Trophy. Manager Bailey Evans names the squad below for the game

Greg Lewis
Harvey Bannister-Smith
Joe Baxter
James Sutton
Louis Pelnens
Morgan Payne
Jake Finney
Jack Thomas
Lewi Burnside
Huw Emery
Joe Morley
Harry Buzzard
James May
Keelan Summerfield
Callum Niven
Charlie Pearsall (C)

The squad should aim to meet at 5-00pm for a 6-00pm KO. Usual dress code applies.

Information for Satnav

 

The Linden Homes Club
Clee Road
Grimsby
North East Lincolnshire
DN32 8QL

Oct 25, 2019

On Monday evening the Under 16 Girls travel to Nottingham to take on Nottinghamshire in the first round of the ESFA national Inter County Cup. They will be hoping for a repeat of an historic win the last time they visited when a 2-1 win saw them through to the national finals.

The game will be played at Dunkirk FC with a 7-15 KO.

  • Venue: Dunkirk FC, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 off the A52 (check on a map as its a quirky turn off). If you put in Sat Bains restaurant then you're nearby as it's on Lenton Lane too

Manager Kieran Newey has named the following squad for the game;

Polly Barrow

Millie Clarke

Millie Driscoll

Elise Ecclestone

Megan Gill

Harriet Grimshaw

Caitlin Hopwood

Phoebe Hopwood

Lily Jackson

Katie Moran

Erin Patrick

Jess Powis

Evie Quinn

Hannah Sparkes

Millie Smallwood

Sofia Tzima

Olivia Windsor

Players should aim to arrive an hour before KO and usual dress code applies.

Oct 17, 2019

On Tuesdat 22nd October the Under 14 boys will take their first steps into County football, lets hope that they are not tentative. Manager Dan Dawson has named the squad below for the first game against Warwickshire Schools FA which will take place at Rugby Borough FC (Formerly Rugby Town Juniors ) with a 7-30 KO. All players are asked to report between 6-00 and 6-30pm. Dress code is school uniform. County ties will be available for purchase.

Address for Satnav

Kilsby Lane Rugby CV21 4PN

Kamil Dudek Sir Graham Balfour

Travis Ziglam Moorside

Archie Sage OHSSM

Thomas Taylor Chase Terrace

Jacob Danen Chsae Terrace

Joe Davies Trentham Academy

Braden Webb Wolgarston

Ronny Wakelin EDA

Charlie King Blessed William Howard

Lucas Sant Clayton Hall

Dan Hughes Wolgarston

Doug Hughes Wolgarston

Owen Cantrill Chase Terrace

Jharrel Williams Alleynes Academy

Dylan Scott Alleynes Academy

Hayden Cordell Trentham Academy

Standby

Finn Murray Wolgarston

Woody Ford Landau Forte Amington

Oct 15, 2019

A brief match report from Under 15 team manager Neil Davies.

Staffs Under 15’s boys got off to the perfect start in their first game of the new County season at Stafford Town against Warwickshire, showing the sort of football that saw them lift the MCS trophy last season.

 

Pressing from the start Staffs would have been two goals up but for the heroics of the Warwickshire goalkeeper, although the deadlock was broken midway though the first half when Will Finlay raced onto a through ball before slotting home. The second goal didn’t come until the hour mark as skipper Sol Ashworth finally netted to break the visitors resistance. This allowed the Staffs boys to relax and they added two more excellent goals late on through James Plant and Todd Alcock. This was a really workmanlike performance and the boys showed patience and played some excellent football to keep the crowd well entertained on what was another wet evening.

Final Score

Oct 11, 2019

On Monday night the Under 15 Boys take on Warwickshire School's FA in a MCF league fixture. They will be considered the team to beat by many having been crowned Under 14 Champions last year. Manager Neil Davies has strengthened the squad this season and the game will KO at 7-30pm slightly later than usual.

Squad.

George Lenton

Euan Wade

Matt Cutler

Lewis Hassall

Mason Pickering

Adam Bostock

Sol Ashworth Captain

Todd Alcock

Alfie Clarke

James Plant

Will Finlay

Ben Herrington

Archie England

George Taylor GK

Rafferty Winnall

Adam Cockbill

James Miller

Players should report for 6-30pm. County ties will be available.Usual dress code applies.

On Sunday several of our girls will be trialling to try and gain Midlands representative honours in pursuit of ESFA International Honours. We wish them every success at Stafford Town on Sunday afternoon.

On the 21st of October the U26 Boys are taking on the Under 18 Boys as both need a final game to hone selection before their ESFA national cup games. The Under 16 Boys travel to Humberside whilst the Under 18's host Cheshire.

Oct 8, 2019

Last night the Under 16 Girls travelled to Lilleshall to play Shropshire SFA in the first MCF fixture of the season. They found themselves with a 3-0 deficit at half time but a rousing second half performance saw the girls draw level only to concede in time added on to suffer the cruelest of defeats. The game will have sharpened them up for the first round of the National competition when the travel to Nottingham on the 28th of October to do battle with Nottinghamshire SFA.

The Under 18 Boys welcomed Cheshire SFA to Stafford Town FC to play a friendly match against opponents that they will meet in the second round of the national competition in December. The game ended in a 3-3 draw with both sides playing entertaining, attacking football. Staffordshire led when Max Dixon pinched the ball from a defender and cooly rounded the keeper to score. Several opportunities were spurned by both sides before Cheshire scored two goals to lead 2-1 at half time. The second half saw Staffordshire dominate for long periods and two clinical strikes from Oli Waddison put them in the driving seat.

As the game reached its conclusion Staffordshire missed a great chance to seal the win only to allow Cheshire a soft goal and a share of the spoils.

The next game is on Monday night when the Under 15 Boys are in MCF action against Warwickshire at Stafford Town FC KO 7-30pm

Oct 6, 2019

On Monday the Under 16 Girls kick off the competitive season for Staffordshire Schools FA with a MCF fixture against near neighbours Shropshire. The game will be taking place at Lilleshall Hall National Sports Centre with a 7-00pm KO. Players will be changing at the pavilion which is adjacent to the football pitches..

Manager Kieran Newey has informed the squad selected and players should report for as near to six as possible. Usual dress code applies. The game will be perfect preparation for their ESFA National Cup tie which has been arranged for Monday the 28th of October, during the half term holiday, where our opponents are Nottinghamshire SFA. In all liklihood the game will be played at Dunkirk FC, Nottingham but this still has to be confirmed.

On the same day Staffordshire Under 18 Boys meet Cheshire SFA in a friendly at Stafford Town FC with a 7-00pm KO. The two teams will meet on the 2nd of December in the second round of the ESFA national cup, again with Staffordshire having home advantage. Admission to the game is £3 adults and £2 concessions.Players who qualify will be trying to impress as nominations for the Regional trials will be made after the game.Players should report for 6-oopm and usual dress code applies.

Oct 1, 2019

The Under 15 and Under 16 Boys were in action last night in friendly games against Lichfield City U16 and Stoke City Academy U15 respectively. In constant rainfall of biblical proportions both games produced some high quality football and superb entertainment for the crowd. The Under 15 Boys ran out 3-2 winners against a strong Lichfield City side with goals from Will Finlay and skipper Sol Ashworth (2 ).

The Under 16 side put on a scintillating display of high tempo and technically gifted football against a side although a year younger are at an Academy and who train three times a week. Staffordshire started well and led through a superb Harry Buzzard goal. They stretched their lead with a James May strike before a superb free kick  from Stoke.Eden Bailey stretched Staffordshires lead with a wonderful goal after a brilliant piece of teamwork.

Stoke started the second half well and applied pressure on the Staffordshire defence but Joe Baxter was imperious and defensively the side looked strong. Goals from Jack Thomas and debutant Joe Morley put the icing on the cake and gives the side great confidence going into their Midland County programme.and the national cup against Humberside is on the horizon.

Special mention must go to our match officials who braved the elements in horrendous conditions and as ever we are extremely grateful for their undaunting support.

Thanks to Lichfield City and Stoke City Academy for providing us with opposition at relatively short notce and we are grateful to Leighton Thomas and Steve Travis for making the games happen.

Sep 29, 2019

The following players have been selected to represent Staffordshire for the forthcoming season. The coaches made some difficult decisions but were impressed with the players on display in the three trial sessions. Congratulations to those selected and commiserations to those who did not make the cut this year. It is hoped that those boys in the lower sixth will trial again next year and the Association wishes to thank all players and parents for all who trialled this year for their support and efforts, it is much appreciated,

All boys in the squad will be rquire for the first game against Cheshire on the 7th of October at Stafford Town against Cheshire Schools FA. Information will be emailed to all players.

  1. George Hill
  2. Harvey Belcher
  3. Josh Lewis
  4. Carter Lycett
  5. Ant Sheldon
  6. Owen Turner
  7. Matt Ball -
  8. Oli Watchorn Rice
  9. Alex Smith
  10. Oli Putnam
  11. Kyle Ashman
  12. Charlie Drain
  13. Jay Wilkinson -
  14. Dave Pereira -
  15. Lewis Wilkinson -
  16. Callum Griffiths -
  17. Christian Blanchette
  18. Oli Waddison
  19. Lewis Salmon
  20. Max Dixon

Standby players

Jacob Gwilt

Oli Jarvis

Sam Bowater

Jack Bowater

Aug 31, 2019

The teams involved in the national cups have had mixed fortunes with the draws. The Under 16 Boys face a tough task with a journey to play Humberside who always provide stiff opposition. The Under 14 Girls will host Bedfordshire in their first round match whilst the Under 14 Boys have a bye in Round 1 but will then face the winners of Merseyside or South Yorkshire in Round 2, in Staffordshire.

The Under 16 Girls will travel to meet old rivals Nottinghamshire in Round 1 and finally the Under 18 Boys have a home tie against Cheshire in Round 2 having being awarded a bye in Round 1. More details regarding dates will be posted nearer the deadlines for the matches to be played

Aug 14, 2019

Staffordshire School's FA, like most school's football organisations is run by a willing band of volunteers. Most have been involved in the game all of their lives and are putting back something to a game which has given them huge pleasure over the years. The age profile of the volunteers is towards the upper end of the spectrum and with that in mind we are always on the lookout for anyone who can contribute in any way.As funding from the ESFA and FA has been cut to the bone more than ever is the need for support to help keep Staffordshire SFA as a vibrant well run organisation.

Referees and assistants are always welcome. We currently have an excellent group of volunteer referees who take games for us without a fee, recognising that everyone who is at a game and those who have organised it do so for free as volunteers, and they are happy with out of pocket expenses. To a man they all agree that County football is the most disciplined football that they officiate. They enjoy the fact that the standard of play is very high but more importantly they are not hit with abuse from players or parents as we do not tolerate either from players ar parents. In the past ten years there has only been one player from Staffordshire dismissed from the field of play, something we are proud of and which we will endeavour to maintain.

If you are a referee or know of a referee who might like to join our team then please make contact through the website, you will be made more than welcome.

Aug 11, 2015

@staffsschoolsfa will allow all to follow what is going on and will supplement the information available on the website.

Follow the account which is being run by Under 15 team Manager Bailey Evans.